Jaren Pope, Associate Professor

Department: Economics


Email: jaren_pope@byu.edu

Office: 180 FOB

Phone: 801-422-2037



Jaren Pope is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at Brigham Young University. Jaren’s primary research area is in environmental and urban economics. Much of his work has been focused on using property value information and quasi-experimental hedonic techniques to understand how households value environmental and urban amenities. He also does work related to behavioral economics and the economics of education. Jaren has conducted funded research for the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Some of his most recent research articles have appeared in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Financial Economics, International Economic Review, Games and Economic Behavior, the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, and the Journal of Urban Economics. In his free time he enjoys doing activities with his wife and three daughters and serving the community through his church. He also enjoys playing sports including basketball, tennis, mountain biking, and slalom waterskiing.


  • PhD in from North Carolina State University, 2006
  • MA in from North Carolina State University, 2004
  • BA in from Brigham Young University, 2001

Research Interests

Environmental Economics
Urban Economics
Behavioral Economics
Education Economics


  • FHSS Mary Lou Fulton Young Scholar Award from College of Family Home and Social Science, 2017
  • CoreLogic Academic Research Council (CLARC) award for scholarly research from CoreLogic, 2014
  • David C. Lincoln Fellowship from Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 2010
  • Dissertation award from American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association, 2007
  • Graduate School Dissertation Award from College of Management, North Carolina State University, 2007
  • Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant Winner from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 2006
  • Graduate Fellowship from North Carolina state University, 2006

Professional Affiliations

  • American Agricultural Economics Association
  • Association of Environmental and Resource Economists
  • American Economic Association